Here’s who’s joining The Libertines at Mansion on the Moon, Trinity Park, Ipswich, this September

The Libertines. Picture: ROGER SARGENT

The Libertines. Picture: ROGER SARGENT - Credit: Roger Sargent

Rumours of iconic British indie rockers The Libertines headlining a new festival at Ipswich’s Trinity Park this September are true - and we can reveal some of the acts joining them.

Bessie Turner. Picture: CHRIS DRIVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Bessie Turner. Picture: CHRIS DRIVER PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: CHRIS DRIVER PHOTOGRAPHY

Mansion on the Moon, on September 8, will welcome some of the best up and coming talent on the live music scene.

These include Suffolk’s own Bessie Turner, who just released debut EP 22:22. This time last year she was preparing to play Latitude and she’s had extensive airplay on BC Radio 1 and 6 Music as well as performing sell-out shows across the UK and Europe.

Continuing the local link are Manningtree punk-pop quartet SuperGlu who have built a reputation as one of the UK’s best emerging live acts.

Social media sensations RATS, four childhood friends from Liverpool who fuse big indie sounds with an alternative edge, will play.

SuperGlu. Picture: AIKONA RECORDS LTD

SuperGlu. Picture: AIKONA RECORDS LTD - Credit: AIKONA RECORDS LTD

Nottingham Indie pop band Ashfields, performing at this year’s Jimmy’s Festival in Wherstead, were nominated as best rock act 2018 at The UMA Awards.


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Originally from South London, BRIT School graduate Caswell mixes downtempo electronic soul and pop with a tangible jazz influence. Her debut EP The Shadow Aspect has made her, like Turner, one to watch according to BBC Introducing.

Indie rockers Twisted Wheel, born in the backwaters of Saddleworth in 2008, are back. They’ve supported the likes of Oasis, Kasabian, Paul Weller, The Courteeners, The Happy Mondays and Ian Brown to name a few.

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Harry Griffiths, director at event organisers Aikona Records, said: “We’re really excited to be bringing this truly epic music event to the town and such a fantastic venue for outdoor events.

RATS. Picture: CHRIS DRIVER PHOTOGRAPHY

RATS. Picture: CHRIS DRIVER PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

“We hope this is the first of many major concerts that bring in high-profile music acts at an affordable price and I genuinely believe Ipswich can become one of the leading cultural destinations not only in East Anglia, but the UK.

“Our vision is to deliver a sustainable event that benefits the local economy. We plan to invest in the festival long term, working with our partners to achieve a truly exceptional event, long into the foreseeable future.”

The last major concert to take place in Ipswich was four years ago when East Coast Live brought the likes of Jesse J and McBusted to the town. But not since the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ 2006 show has the town seen a truly global band like The Libertines visit.

With more acts still to be announced, tickets are £40 plus a booking fee. Gates open at noon with live music from 1pm and food on sale onsite.

Ashfields. Picture: AIKONA RECORDS LTD

Ashfields. Picture: AIKONA RECORDS LTD - Credit: Archant

Caswell. Picture: AIKONA RECORDS LTD

Caswell. Picture: AIKONA RECORDS LTD - Credit: AIKONA RECORDS LTD

Twisted Wheel. Picture: TRUST A FOX

Twisted Wheel. Picture: TRUST A FOX - Credit: TRUST A FOX

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